Australians have been moved to donate to a newborn baby whose father died in a car crash hours before his birth.
Police said Tim Smith-Brown tried to evade police in a high-speed pursuit through Canberra with his pregnant partner in the car last Friday evening.
Police said they terminated the chase but Smith-Brown ran a red light and hit two cars in Kambah.
He was killed in the accident but his partner Felicity Jessop was rushed to hospital where she gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
She named him after his father.
Felicity Jessop and her newborn son Tim in Canberra Hospital. Picture: Supplied
More than 35 people have donated to a crowd funding platform set up in the wake of the fatal accident, created by Samantha Hurley who describes herself as a friend of Jessop.
“It is such a tragic that last night tim [sic] lost his life fee lost her partner an [sic] a miricle [sic] baby was brought into this world without the chance to meet his dad or his dad ever meeting him ! no one in this world desevers [sic] this,” Hurley said on the GoFundMe page.
Three people involved in the accident remain in a stable condition in hospital and ACT Policing said it was investigating the circumstances of the crash.